NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Workshop Proceedings, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, January 1999; proceedings of a conference held at and sponsored by NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, August 12-14, 1997, doi:2060/19990023204, Document ID: 19990023204, Report Number: E-11429; NAS 1.55:208694; NASA/CP-1999-208694.
Record 1 of 1 Title: NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Workshop Proceedings Online Source: Click to View PDF File [PDF Size: 79.3 MB] Author: Millis, Marc G.; Williamson, Gary Scott Abstract: In August 1997, NASA sponsored a 3-day workshop to assess the prospects emerging from physics that may eventually lead to creating propulsion breakthroughs -the kind of breakthroughs that could revolutionize space flight and enable human voyages to other star systems. Experiments and theories were discussed regarding the coupling of gravity and electromagnetism, vacuum fluctuation energy, warp drives and wormholes, and superluminal quantum tunneling. Because the propulsion goals are presumably far from fruition, a special emphasis was to identify affordable, near-term, and credible research tasks that could make measurable progress toward these grand ambitions. This workshop was one of the first steps for the new NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program led by the NASA Lewis Research Center. Collection: NASA NASA Center: Glenn Research Center Publication Date: January 1999 Publication Year: 1999 Document ID: 19990023204 Subject Category: PHYSICS (GENERAL) Report/Patent Number: NASA/CP-1999-208694, NAS 1.55:208694, E-11429 Contract/Grant/Task Number: RTOP 953-74-40 Publication Information: Number of pages = 416 Language: English Meeting Information: FROM; 12-14 Aug. 1998; Cleveland, OH; United States Subject Terms: CONFERENCES; ELECTROMAGNETISM; GRAVITATION; PHYSICS; QUANTUM THEORY; RELATIVITY; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; SPACE TRANSPORTATION; SPACECRAFT PROPULSION Accessibility: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited; No Copyright Document Source: CASI Updated/Added to NTRS: Mar 24, 2008